What to do before you startediting? Import video clips from you smart phone or video camera. Sort through them and organize in folder(s) Make backup copies of the clips to DVD or external hard drive. Use free video editors: Movie Maker for Windows, iMovie for Mac, VideoSpin etc.
Elements of video editors Bin - where you keep all your files (video clips, audio, images) Timeline - where all the clips are cut and blended Preview - this is the small screen where you can watch what you have selected in the timeline Techradar: Test on 12 video editors
Start editing1. Give your project a name and save it.2. Import your material to the editor.3. Drag video clips to the timeline.4. Start slicing and trimming.5. Once your clips have been split, you can click and drag them around and place them in any order you choose.6. Get familiar with the editor and play around. WikiHow: How to edit videos
Drag and dropvideo clips Razorblade for trimming Timeline: titles Timeline: sounds Timeline: background music
Add transitions and text Transitions blend clips together. Select the one you want use and drag it in-between the two clips where you want it occur. Text: titles, captions, or credits To add text just select the text tool in your editor and drag it over the clip where you would like for it to appear.
Video editors for smart phones AndroMedia for Android HighlightCam Social for Android and iPhone 10 video editing apps for Android, iPhone and iPad
VideoSpin Supported video formats: AVI (DV AVI), MJPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX and WMV Sound: Dolby 2CH, MPEG-1 Layer 2 and MP3 Audio The program is free, but the codecs to create or edit MPEG-2, MPEG-4/DivX or Dolby Digital 2 Channel files have a 15- day trial period
Video converters Techradar: 12 video converters on test http://www.techradar.com/news/softwar e/applications/best-free-video-converter- 12-on-test-1059245
Legal music and soundsfor videosCreative Commons license is a standardized way togive the public permission to share and use yourcreative work. “Some rights reserved” https://creativecommons.org/legalmusicforvideos https://soundcloud.com/ http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page More information on Creative Commons license http://creativecommons.org/
Audio editors Audacity free software, developed by a group of volunteers and distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). can record live audio through a microphone or mixer, or digitize recordings from cassette tapes, records, or minidiscs.